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Clemson Men’s Tennis Team Defeats East Carolina and Liberty

Feb. 1, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s tennis team defeated East Carolina (7-0) and Liberty (7-0) on Saturday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. With the wins, the Tigers, ranked 33rd in the latest ITA poll, improve to 5-0 on the season.

Against the Pirates, Nathan Thompson of Clemson defeated Charl Meyer by default at number one singles. At flight two singles, the Tigers’ Sander Koning won a three-set decision over Brad Sullivan (3-6, 6-0, 7-6). Jarmaine Jenkins won at number three singles over ECU’s Paulo Baumer by a score of 6-0, 6-2. Clemson’s Ash Misquith won a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Nick Rose at flight four singles. At number five singles, Tiger Damiisa Robinson defeated Edward Cooper by a score of 6-0, 7-6(7-2). John Boetsch of Clemson won at six singles, downing Felipe Fonseca, 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles action against East Carolina, Nathan Thompson and Jenkins defeated Meyer and Sullivan, 8-6 at flight one. Robinson and Misquith won an 8-5 decision over Rose and Baumer at two doubles. At number three doubles, Clemson’s Koning and Boetsch were victorious over Fonseca and Cooper by a score of 8-4.

Against Liberty, Nathan Thompson won a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Ricardo Shinozaki at flight one singles. Clemson’s Koning was victorious over Luiz Rino at number two singles by a score of 6-4, 6-1. At flight three, the Tigers’ Jenkins defeated Pritt Pihl by a score of 6-1, 7-6(8-6). Boetsch of Clemson won the number four singles match by a score of 6-3, 6-1 over Braen Aneiros. At five singles, Robinson downed Kenan Bell of Liberty, 6-2, 6-1. Clemson’s Ash Misquith defeated Joel Moylan at flight six singles (6-2, 6-2).

At number one doubles against the Flames, Nathan Thompson and Jenkins defeated Shinozaki and Rino, 8-2. Koning and Boetsch won an 8-5 decision at flight two over Bell and Pihl. The Tigers duo of Robinson and Misquith took an 8-6 victory over Aneiros and Ernesto Malagrino at the number three spot.

The Tigers will return to action on Feb. 8 at the Harvard Classic in Boston, MA.

Clemson 7, East Carolina 0 Singles 1. Nathan Thompson (Clemson) def. Charl Meyer (ECU) 3-2, (Def.) 2. Sander Koning (Clemson) def. Brad Sullivan (ECU) 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 3. Jarmaine Jenkins (Clemson) def. Paulo Baumer (ECU) 6-0, 6-2 4. Ash Misquith (Clemson) def. Nick Rose (ECU) 6-0, 6-4 5. Damiisa Robinson (Clemson) def. Edward Cooper (ECU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) 6. John Boetsch (Clemson) def. Felipe Fonseca (ECU) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles 1. N. Thompson/Jenkins (Clemson) def. Meyer/Sullivan (ECU) 8-6 2. Misquith/Robinson (Clemson) def. Rose/Baumer (ECU) 8-5 3. Koning/Boetsch (Clemson) def. Fonseca/Cooper (ECU) 8-4

Clemson 7, Liberty 0 Singles 1. Nathan Thompson (Clemson) def. Ricardo Shinozaki (LU) 6-1, 6-2 2. Sander Koning (Clemson) def. Luiz Rino (LU) 6-4, 6-1 3. Jarmaine Jenkins (Clemson) def. Pritt Pihl (LU) 6-1, 7-6(8-6) 4. John Boetsch (Clemson) def. Braen Aneiros (LU) 6-3, 6-1 5. Damiisa Robinson (Clemson) def. Kenan Bell (LU) 6-2, 6-1 6. Ash Misquith (Clemson) def. Joel Moylan (LU) 6-2, 6-2 Doubles 1. N. Thompson/Jenkins (Clemson) def. Shinozaki/Rino (LU) 8-2 2. Koning/Boetsch (Clemson) def. Bell/Pihl (LU) 8-5 3. Robinson/Misquith (Clemson) def. Aneiros/Malagrino (LU) 8-6